Spinach Recalled Over Listeria Risk...

Nov 6, 2013 by

Spinach Recalled Over Listeria Risk Food recalls happen more often than you may think. There are a variety of reasons food will be recalled, but most of them have to do with health concerns. A lot of times foods are recalled for pre-emptive measures, instead of the food being completely contaminated. At times, it’s easier for the company to issue a recall, if there’s a potential that an illness can be traced back to the food, than it is to deal with the consequences if a full-blown contamination was in effect. In this article we’re going to highlight a recent food recall from a BI-LO store in Georgia. The Spinach Antipasti salad was recalled due to a risk over the bacteria contaminant Listeria. This was a localized re-call, although sometimes larger scale recalls do...

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Mood Enhancing Foods To Get You Through The Day...

Nov 4, 2013 by

It’s strange how certain foods can make us feel better when we eat them. For many it is going to be things such as chocolate and ice cream while for others it will be comfort food. The meals we had as children would often be filling and stodgy and when having them as an adult there is the same feeling of security and being cared for that we had back then. Why Chocolate Makes Us Feel Good Mainly it will be the taste and the melt in the mouth texture that makes us enjoy it. No other sweets or candy have quite the same effect. Research shows that there are opioids in chocolate and as it is also found in opium it is clear that there is going to be a good feeling given....

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Making Healthy Cheesecake.

Nov 1, 2013 by

Cheesecake is a delicious, irresistible dessert that is usually loaded with fat, sugar and calories. Fortunately, there are many ways to make this decadent treat healthier while still tasting like the real thing. From incorporating nuts and seeds into the crust to light and fresh toppings and smart ingredient swaps for the filling, you can easily transform cheesecake into a luscious and nutritious dessert the whole family can enjoy without feeling guilty. Transform the Filling Most of the fat and calories in a traditional cheesecake are contained in the rich filling. There are many low-fat alternatives available. If you still want to use cream cheese, use a low-fat version. Try using tofu, which offers a silky texture. Cottage cheese that is finely blended makes for a rich and creamy filling alternative. Greek yogurt is...

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Vegetarianism And Risk Of Tooth Decay...

Oct 30, 2013 by

Whether becoming vegetarian is a personal choice or a medical choice, keeping a balanced diet is pertinent to reducing risk of tooth decay and other oral diseases. Eating a nutritious diet is not just for reducing heart disease! Are vegetarians at risk? While a vegetarian diet can provide health benefits, when eliminating certain food groups (like protein and calcium), it is important to supplement that diet with vegetables and alternatives that fulfill those food group requirements. If you’re an adult on a prolonged vegetarian diet, you should be aware that not fulfilling your protein and calcium food group can increase your risk of periodontal (gum) disease. What Does Calcium and Protein Do For Teeth? Calcium contributes to bone development, bone strengthening, and healthy tooth enamel. It is important to increase calcium intake when we...

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The Magic of Kefir

Oct 17, 2013 by

As a mother of 2, I like to find healthy options for my family that isn’t too time consuming to prepare and can be purchased within a reasonable budget. Earlier this past summer I stumbled across the drink ‘Kefir’ at a local health food store. I purchased a small milk size bottle of some blueberry kefir, brought it home and went to my computer to look up all of the benefits this drink had to offer. Kefir (pronounced kee-fer) first originated in the Caucasus Mountains in Eastern Europe centuries ago and is one of the oldest cultured milks. History has it that the name comes from the Turkish word “keif” whose meaning falls along the lines of ‘good feeling’. Some say that God fed Moses and the Israelites with some kind of kefir in...

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Medifast Diet Recipe and Reviews...

Sep 12, 2013 by

Medifast is a new diet that has been receiving a lot of attention from dieters recently. It was designed to promote quick weight loss and the diet has been proven to help people lose 3-4 pounds a week. If you need to drop weight fast this diet is highly recommended. It might be difficult to follow for more than a few weeks but if you can overcome the initial phase it will be easy for you to follow through with the diet. The idea revolves around consuming pre-made powdered meals that only require water. The meals are a combination of food products that have been transformed into a powdered substance for convenience. There are many different types of meals and you will be shipped a large package of meals on a regular basis. Of...

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Paleo Diet Recipes

Sep 10, 2013 by

The Paleo diet has been becoming increasingly popular in the past few years. Most people have noticed positive results when following the Paleo diet. It was not specifically designed for weight loss but it can help you shed a few pounds as well. The diet is more of a lifestyle changer than a diet you follow to lose weight quickly. On top of that, it can help you build lean muscle instead of just losing weight and keeping it off. The Paleo diet is based on the eating habits of our ancient ancestors. It shuns unnatural processed food products and embraces food that can be found in nature. For example, food that can be grown organically and animals that have been roaming the forests for thousands of years. Essentially, following the Paleo diet will...

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Raw Food Diet

Sep 10, 2013 by

The Raw Food diet is quite self explanatory. It is perfect for people who like to eat raw veggies and fruits. Scientific studies have determined that most of the nutrients found in veggies are lost when they are fried. If you want to get the most out of your veggies it is best to eat it raw. Which is what this diet is all about; eating raw food. You will definitely lose weight if you follow this diet. If you are not accustomed to eating raw veggies this diet might take some getting used to but it is well worth the trouble in the long run. Preparing meals can also be difficult. Regardless, the Raw Food diet is one of the healthiest types of diets that you can choose. Not only will it help...

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Ornish Diet Review and Recipes

Sep 4, 2013 by

The Ornish Diet is a little known diet that is based on consuming low-fat food. In fact, the diet is categorized as a low fat diet. It was designed for people who suffer from cardiovascular problems. The diet is rich in a food that benefits your cardiovascular system. You can tweak this diet to help you achieve a wide variety of goals. For example, if you want to lose weight, stick to the basic recommended food and don’t break your diet. This diet has also been known to help treat breast and prostate cancer, high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and heart diseases. What you will eat really depends on what you are trying to achieve. If you want to lose weight, include more veggies and fruits in your diet and exercise regularly. If you...

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Volumetrics Diet

Sep 4, 2013 by

The Volumetrics diet is highly recommended due to a number of different reasons. For one, it is perfect for people who enjoy eating. There are not a lot of restrictions when it comes to what kind of food you can eat. The Volumetrics diet will keep your palate satisfied while also providing your body with plenty of nutrients to keep you fit and healthy. Still, this diet was designed specifically for people who want to lose weight. The idea of this diet is based on eating large amounts of food which do not contain a lot of calories. It will make you feel full for a long period of time without damaging your body. So what type of food is allowed in the Volumetric diet? You will be eating large quantities of greens and...

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